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kasmic
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4/24/2015 10:42:10 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Recently I have taken the opportunity lately to debate some of DDO's finest. As expected I have been crushed repeatedly. In a conversation with Whiteflame he said something along the lines of "trial by fire is best." That is what I intend to do. 5 Debates through the next couple months.

Along side with this I want to debate topics that I "am not be passionate about," as well I am willing to argue devils advocate.

I am looking for 5 skilled opponents on 5 topics related to big issues. Challengers choice.

My hope is that by doing this I can broaden my base of knowledge as well as improve my ability as a debater. If you are interested let me know.

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4/24/2015 10:47:48 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/24/2015 10:42:10 AM, kasmic wrote:
Recently I have taken the opportunity lately to debate some of DDO's finest. As expected I have been crushed repeatedly. In a conversation with Whiteflame he said something along the lines of "trial by fire is best." That is what I intend to do. 5 Debates through the next couple months.

Along side with this I want to debate topics that I "am not be passionate about," as well I am willing to argue devils advocate.

I am looking for 5 skilled opponents on 5 topics related to big issues. Challengers choice.

My hope is that by doing this I can broaden my base of knowledge as well as improve my ability as a debater. If you are interested let me know.

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I'm down
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4/24/2015 10:48:12 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/24/2015 10:45:10 AM, Zaradi wrote:
I'm down. Although I'm not sure what you consider "Big Issues" related.

So What I am intending is to debate any topic presented. I said "Big Issues" to try to keep a leash on crazy random out there topics.
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4/24/2015 10:49:59 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Trial by fire

Kasmic vs Zaradi - Justice requires the recognition of animal rights
Kasmic vs Mikal - The US should have the Death Penalty
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4/24/2015 10:52:50 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/24/2015 10:49:59 AM, Mikal wrote:
Trial by fire

Kasmic vs Zaradi - Justice requires the recognition of animal rights

Both of these are great! As I said, I am willing to debate either side so let me know.

1: Kasmic vs Zaradi - Justice requires the recognition of animal rights
2: Kasmic vs Mikal - The US should have the Death Penalty
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4/24/2015 10:56:03 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/24/2015 10:48:12 AM, kasmic wrote:
At 4/24/2015 10:45:10 AM, Zaradi wrote:
I'm down. Although I'm not sure what you consider "Big Issues" related.

So What I am intending is to debate any topic presented. I said "Big Issues" to try to keep a leash on crazy random out there topics.

Okay then. If it's challenger's choice, I'll pitch a list of topics at you and pick whatever one you feel least comfortable doing? xD

Resolved: Just governments ought to ensure food security for their citizens.
Resolved: Just governments ought to require that employers pay a living wage.
Resolved: The "right to be forgotten" from Internet searches ought to be a civil right.
Resolved: A just society ought to presume consent for organ procurement from the deceased.
Resolved: Developing countries should prioritize environmental protection over resource extraction when the two are in conflict.
Resolved: Targeted killing is a morally permissible foreign policy tool.
Resolved: It is morally permissible for victims to use deadly force as a deliberate response to repeated domestic violence.
Resolved: Individuals have a moral obligation to assist people in need.
Resolved: Justice requires the recognition of animal rights.
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4/24/2015 10:57:41 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Oh, I thought this was another fanfiction.
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4/24/2015 10:58:07 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/24/2015 10:57:41 AM, PetersSmith wrote:
Oh, I thought this was another fanfiction.

ROFL
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4/24/2015 10:59:17 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/24/2015 10:56:03 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/24/2015 10:48:12 AM, kasmic wrote:
At 4/24/2015 10:45:10 AM, Zaradi wrote:
I'm down. Although I'm not sure what you consider "Big Issues" related.

So What I am intending is to debate any topic presented. I said "Big Issues" to try to keep a leash on crazy random out there topics.

Okay then. If it's challenger's choice, I'll pitch a list of topics at you and pick whatever one you feel least comfortable doing? xD

Resolved: Just governments ought to ensure food security for their citizens.
Resolved: Just governments ought to require that employers pay a living wage.
Resolved: The "right to be forgotten" from Internet searches ought to be a civil right.
Resolved: A just society ought to presume consent for organ procurement from the deceased.
Resolved: Developing countries should prioritize environmental protection over resource extraction when the two are in conflict.
Resolved: Targeted killing is a morally permissible foreign policy tool.
Resolved: It is morally permissible for victims to use deadly force as a deliberate response to repeated domestic violence.
Resolved: Individuals have a moral obligation to assist people in need.
Resolved: Justice requires the recognition of animal rights.

Least comfortable... haha... okay.

Resolved: The "right to be forgotten" from Internet searches ought to be a civil right.

My reasons for being uncomfortable on this one is the scope and current relevancy.

Resolved: Justice requires the recognition of animal rights.

Never really studied the topic, so would be very educational.

Resolved: A just society ought to presume consent for organ procurement from the deceased.

Same as previous.
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4/24/2015 11:00:28 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/24/2015 10:59:17 AM, kasmic wrote:

I guess Mikal correctly predicted we'd do the animal rights topic.
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4/24/2015 11:02:25 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/24/2015 10:52:50 AM, kasmic wrote:
At 4/24/2015 10:49:59 AM, Mikal wrote:
Trial by fire

Kasmic vs Zaradi - Justice requires the recognition of animal rights

Both of these are great! As I said, I am willing to debate either side so let me know.

1: Kasmic vs Zaradi - Justice requires the recognition of animal rights
2: Kasmic vs Mikal - The US should have the Death Penalty
3:
4:
5:
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"Intro to IR An Open Discussion" http://www.debate.org...

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4/24/2015 11:06:10 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/24/2015 11:00:28 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/24/2015 10:59:17 AM, kasmic wrote:

I guess Mikal correctly predicted we'd do the animal rights topic.

I suppose you would be pro on the topic?
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4/24/2015 11:07:37 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/24/2015 11:06:10 AM, kasmic wrote:
At 4/24/2015 11:00:28 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/24/2015 10:59:17 AM, kasmic wrote:

I guess Mikal correctly predicted we'd do the animal rights topic.

I suppose you would be pro on the topic?

xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

I can defend either side. Which would you rather have?
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4/24/2015 11:09:28 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/24/2015 11:02:25 AM, kasmic wrote:
At 4/24/2015 10:52:50 AM, kasmic wrote:
At 4/24/2015 10:49:59 AM, Mikal wrote:
Trial by fire

Kasmic vs Zaradi - Justice requires the recognition of animal rights

Both of these are great! As I said, I am willing to debate either side so let me know.

1: Kasmic vs Zaradi - Justice requires the recognition of animal rights
2: Kasmic vs Mikal - The US should have the Death Penalty
3:
4:
5:

Here are some good topics:

That Abortion is Morally Permissible.
Resolved: Gay Marriage is Permitted under the U.S Constitution
That the Separation of Church and State Exists.
That Medical Marijuana should be Legalized in the U.S.
Resolved: Global Warming Exists
Resolved: Torture is Morally Permissible under Certain Circumstances.
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4/24/2015 11:12:22 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/24/2015 11:07:37 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/24/2015 11:06:10 AM, kasmic wrote:
At 4/24/2015 11:00:28 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/24/2015 10:59:17 AM, kasmic wrote:

I guess Mikal correctly predicted we'd do the animal rights topic.

I suppose you would be pro on the topic?

xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

I can defend either side. Which would you rather have?

So, instinctively I think I would have selected con to this resolve... not that I don't care about animals haha.... So I think perhaps it would be most challenging for me to be Pro on this topic.
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4/24/2015 11:13:45 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
That Abortion is Morally Permissible.
Resolved: Torture is Morally Permissible under Certain Circumstances.

These two I have not debated and may be interested in doing so.
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4/24/2015 11:15:45 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/24/2015 11:13:45 AM, kasmic wrote:
That Abortion is Morally Permissible.
Resolved: Torture is Morally Permissible under Certain Circumstances.

These two I have not debated and may be interested in doing so.

I enjoy all of those topics. I won't be doing many debates though, as I will be leaving in a month, and I do not want to run the risk of leaving an unfinished debate.
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4/24/2015 11:17:22 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/24/2015 11:12:22 AM, kasmic wrote:
At 4/24/2015 11:07:37 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/24/2015 11:06:10 AM, kasmic wrote:
At 4/24/2015 11:00:28 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/24/2015 10:59:17 AM, kasmic wrote:

I guess Mikal correctly predicted we'd do the animal rights topic.

I suppose you would be pro on the topic?

xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

I can defend either side. Which would you rather have?

So, instinctively I think I would have selected con to this resolve... not that I don't care about animals haha.... So I think perhaps it would be most challenging for me to be Pro on this topic.

Got it I'll be con then.
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4/24/2015 11:23:26 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/24/2015 10:42:10 AM, kasmic wrote:
Recently I have taken the opportunity lately to debate some of DDO's finest. As expected I have been crushed repeatedly. In a conversation with Whiteflame he said something along the lines of "trial by fire is best." That is what I intend to do. 5 Debates through the next couple months.

Along side with this I want to debate topics that I "am not be passionate about," as well I am willing to argue devils advocate.

I am looking for 5 skilled opponents on 5 topics related to big issues. Challengers choice.

My hope is that by doing this I can broaden my base of knowledge as well as improve my ability as a debater. If you are interested let me know.

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Idk if I'm "skilled" or not, but I can debate you on the minimum wage (I'd be Con).
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4/24/2015 11:26:23 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
1: Kasmic vs Zaradi - Justice requires the recognition of animal rights (Kasmic Pro)
2: Kasmic vs Mikal - The US should have the Death Penalty (Which side?)
3: Kasmic vs. GK - Minimum wage (Kasmic Pro)
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4/24/2015 12:05:57 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
FYI I am going to be writing a series of articles on what I learn about this on the Sensible Soapbox.

http://www.sensiblesoapbox.com...
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4/24/2015 12:09:12 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/24/2015 11:26:23 AM, kasmic wrote:
1: Kasmic vs Zaradi - Justice requires the recognition of animal rights (Kasmic Pro)
2: Kasmic vs Mikal - The US should have the Death Penalty (Which side?)
3: Kasmic vs. GK - Minimum wage (Kasmic Pro)
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We agree on basically everything....
What do you mean when you say you're PRO affirmative action?
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4/24/2015 12:11:08 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/24/2015 12:09:12 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 4/24/2015 11:26:23 AM, kasmic wrote:
1: Kasmic vs Zaradi - Justice requires the recognition of animal rights (Kasmic Pro)
2: Kasmic vs Mikal - The US should have the Death Penalty (Which side?)
3: Kasmic vs. GK - Minimum wage (Kasmic Pro)
4:
5:

We agree on basically everything....
What do you mean when you say you're PRO affirmative action?

Honestly, I filled that thing out so long ago and hastily... so I should update that haha.
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4/24/2015 12:17:13 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/24/2015 12:11:08 PM, kasmic wrote:
At 4/24/2015 12:09:12 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 4/24/2015 11:26:23 AM, kasmic wrote:
1: Kasmic vs Zaradi - Justice requires the recognition of animal rights (Kasmic Pro)
2: Kasmic vs Mikal - The US should have the Death Penalty (Which side?)
3: Kasmic vs. GK - Minimum wage (Kasmic Pro)
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We agree on basically everything....
What do you mean when you say you're PRO affirmative action?

Honestly, I filled that thing out so long ago and hastily... so I should update that haha.

Yeah, that might help.
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4/24/2015 12:20:50 PM
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At 4/24/2015 10:42:10 AM, kasmic wrote:
Recently I have taken the opportunity lately to debate some of DDO's finest. As expected I have been crushed repeatedly. In a conversation with Whiteflame he said something along the lines of "trial by fire is best." That is what I intend to do. 5 Debates through the next couple months.

Along side with this I want to debate topics that I "am not be passionate about," as well I am willing to argue devils advocate.

I am looking for 5 skilled opponents on 5 topics related to big issues. Challengers choice.

My hope is that by doing this I can broaden my base of knowledge as well as improve my ability as a debater. If you are interested let me know.

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Abortion?
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4/24/2015 12:50:40 PM
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At 4/24/2015 10:42:10 AM, kasmic wrote:
Recently I have taken the opportunity lately to debate some of DDO's finest. As expected I have been crushed repeatedly. In a conversation with Whiteflame he said something along the lines of "trial by fire is best." That is what I intend to do. 5 Debates through the next couple months.

Along side with this I want to debate topics that I "am not be passionate about," as well I am willing to argue devils advocate.

I am looking for 5 skilled opponents on 5 topics related to big issues. Challengers choice.

My hope is that by doing this I can broaden my base of knowledge as well as improve my ability as a debater. If you are interested let me know.

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4:
5:

I can do an abortion related one if you like...
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4/24/2015 12:54:54 PM
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At 4/24/2015 10:42:10 AM, kasmic wrote:
Recently I have taken the opportunity lately to debate some of DDO's finest. As expected I have been crushed repeatedly. In a conversation with Whiteflame he said something along the lines of "trial by fire is best." That is what I intend to do. 5 Debates through the next couple months.

Along side with this I want to debate topics that I "am not be passionate about," as well I am willing to argue devils advocate.

I am looking for 5 skilled opponents on 5 topics related to big issues. Challengers choice.

My hope is that by doing this I can broaden my base of knowledge as well as improve my ability as a debater. If you are interested let me know.

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4:
5:

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4/24/2015 5:03:07 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/24/2015 10:49:59 AM, Mikal wrote:
Trial by fire

Kasmic vs Zaradi - Justice requires the recognition of animal rights
Kasmic vs Mikal - The US should have the Death Penalty

M8 aren't you gonna get bored if you debate both me and him on that topic
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4/24/2015 5:04:32 PM
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At 4/24/2015 5:03:07 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 4/24/2015 10:49:59 AM, Mikal wrote:
Trial by fire

Kasmic vs Zaradi - Justice requires the recognition of animal rights
Kasmic vs Mikal - The US should have the Death Penalty

M8 aren't you gonna get bored if you debate both me and him on that topic

nah